Tuesday, February 14, 2006

À Plusieurs Reprises

Size: 18" x 24" x 1.5"
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Style: Abstract / Realism
Artist: Thaneeya McArdle

This highly textured painting is part of my new Synchronal Variety series. These paintings combine decorative abstraction and meticulous photorealism in a contemporary wabi-sabi aesthetic. Wabi-sabi refers to the traditional Japanese aesthetic of appreciating things that are impermanent, imperfect, and incomplete. This ideal manifests itself in the abstract background of the piece, which is comprised of many textural layers, overlaid with delicate designs. The top white section has a rough texture and is adorned with crimson and metallic turquoise designs. A black and white cow grazes peacefully on a strip of bright green, as a yellow balloon floats into the distance. The colors and subject matter of this piece create a painting that is relaxing and tranquil. If you look carefully at the front view of the painting (above left), you will notice that the digital camera lens causes some bowing to occur, causing what are in reality straight lines to appear slightly curved. The lines delineating each color section of this piece are in fact straight, and not slightly curved as they may appear in these digital photos. The 1.5" thick edges of this painting are painted black, making this painting ready to hang directly onto the wall without a frame.

This painting is SOLD.

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